Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Kind of November Biking

When I think of what biking I have done in my life, this was the first time I ever did in November! My calendar reads November 2nd, the scenery color says late autumn, but today's weather screamed summer! Even the golf course was as busy as any summer day!

I enjoyed a very leisurely 32 kilometer bike ride. This babe bought a new pair of biker pants with expectations of having an opportunity to ride in colder temperatures as long as the snow stays away. I tried them out today! I love them! They're keepers! The only thing, it was a little too warm today for them! I was so over dressed for this ride.

I followed the Nose Creek Pathway to the Zoo and stopped to watch these fellows for a bit. I couldn't help but feel sad for the tiny little elephant that lost it's battle with life yesterday. Another sign that hiberanation time is soon upon us, is this fat bushy grey squirrel. He looked ready to explode and was not very quick in motion which is why I was able to get such a great shot.
I veered off in another direction hoping to head towards the Glenmore Reservoir but detour signs were plentiful and the route was taking me places I would rather not go, so did a u-turn and followed the Elbow River for awhile. Do the ducks go south? These ones were having a grand time!

I thoroughly enjoyed today's bike ride. except for that freakin hill just before home! I ran up it fine yesterday but it got the best of me today and brought me to my feet!

Being the optimistic person that I am, my bike is not going to the basement yet. This coming weekend is a four day one for me and my hopes are to ride again!

5 comments:

  1. Great pics thanks. I am trying to get my camera out with me more often with you in mind! It is around -2 here in Glasgow. Frost on everything sparkling in the November sun.

    R x

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  2. I love your new banner picture! And great wildlife shots too! Enjoy the good weather while it lasts...

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  3. I'm so jealous of your weather right now! IT's crazy cold here... not fair ;-)

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  4. Testing one two three... have tried to leave a comment but it doesn't seem to stick...

    What I was going to say, very nice banner pic and pretty interesting background too! Happy biking & running while the weather holds out.

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  5. What a lovely fall we have had! And your banner looks wonderful.

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